Today's News

  • What we think: 'Shop local' should extend to city council

    The discussion that confronted the Shelbyville City Council last week about the purchase of new cruisers for the Shelbyville Police Department raised some valid questions.

    Councilman Shane Suttor’s inquiry about why a Ford model was chosen over a similarly equipped and cheaper Chevrolet was appropriate. Mr. Suttor’s questions may have come up too late in the process, but at least they were asked. His fellow council members or the folks at the SPD should not have had a problem with that.

  • Shelby prepares for swine flu

    As the new swine flu pandemic makes its way across the world, Shelby County is preparing for the worst.

    By Monday the swine flu had infected nearly 2,000 people and claimed more than 150 lives in Mexico alone, the country of this particular virus’s origin.

    By comparison the U.S. has only been affected on a minor level.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports: April 22, 2009


    Elian Hernandez Morales, 20, of Louisville, was arrested April 16 on Midland Trail and charged with DUI and no operator's license.

    Paul Greenwell III of Shelbyville, was arrested April 19 at 8th and Henry Clay streets on warrants from Bullitt and Jefferson counties and charged with no insurance.

    Higneo Manquez, 45, of Shelbyville, was arrested April 16 on 3rd Street and charged with alcohol intoxication and assault.

    James V. Denton, 20, of Shelbville, was arrested April 15 in Shelbyville on a warrant from another agency.

  • Shelbyville Police Reports April 29, 2009

    Shelbyville Police Reports

    Patricia B. Nichols, 36, of Shelbyville was arrested Wednesday on 7th Street and charged with DUI, second offense and disorderly conduct.

    Carlos Garcia-Vasquez, 20, of Shelbyville was arrested Wednesday on 7th Street and charged with no operator’s license.

    William A. Just, 19, of Shelbyville was arrested Wednesday on Mack Walters on a bench warrant.

  • Southside students get life skills early

    Southside Elementary students got a crash course on the basics of economics in a workshop held Tuesday at the school.

    The workshop was held by Citi Foundation, in conjunction with the Kentucky Council of Economic Education.

    Betty Sue Johnson with the council said that KCEE is the only statewide organization that invests in economic educators.

    "In teaching economics and personal finance, we empower Kentucky's youth with knowledge about the everyday business of life," she said.

  • We congratulate: Local people who serve others

    The report about how Shelby County’s nonprofit organizations are doing financially is an incomplete story. Yes, donations are down and need is up, but what the dollar figures from tax returns don’t show is the human investment in helping others. You can’t quantify how hands, hearts and hopes come together to improve a situation for someone who needs their help. So many of you are giving so much and having nothing but a pat on the back and your own inner satisfaction to show for it.

  • Rockets fall late at Bullitt East

    The SCHS baseball team got timely hitting, including some deep shots, but couldn’t pull off the upset in a 10-6 loss at No. 11 Bullitt East Monday.

    Three times the Rockets (12-8) tied the score, only to see the Chargers (16-6) go back ahead.

  • Two named Master Conservationists

    Kevin Skelton was also named Master Conservationist at the Soil Conservation District meeting. With Skelton were his wife, Lynn and daughters Kristi (back left) and Amanda. The Skeltons farm in the Jacksonville area.

  • Shelby soccer player going to KCU

    First-year Kentucky Christian University women's soccer coach Al Serhal knew what he was looking for in a player.

    "Coaching girls is different, but when you get a girl that's very competitive - a little bit nasty - with a good head on her shoulders, that's what I want."

    Well Serhal got his first one Thursday in the SCHS library, when Olivia Sanders signed on to play at KCU.

  • Author lectures on Ireland

    Local author Viki Pidgeon received a warm welcome at the Shelby County Library on Thursday night when she gave a talk on Ireland.

    Pidgeon is the recipient of an IPPY Award, from independent book publishers, for her cookbook, Ireland's Comfort Food, which she published in 2007.

    Pidgeon, who has dual citizenship, both American and Irish, brought along some Irish food, prepared using recipes, from her book, to  share with her audience.

    She also had copies of her book on hand, and it was easy to see why she earned her Ippy.